Our Events


Black Tie & Blue Jeans Virtual Gala and Online Auction

Branches’ first ever Virtual Gala was a huge success thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and donors, and of course Trish and Dan Bell’s generous $1 for $1 Matching Grant. Thank you for helping to fund our life-changing programs enabling children and families to break the cycle of poverty. Enjoy the online Gala which […]

Thanksgiving Meal Delivery

When Branches first began its Thanksgiving Meal Delivery in 2001, Branches and a few dozen volunteers delivered over 600 meals. In 2020, Branches celebrated its 20th Annual Thanksgiving. Due to COVID-19, only a few hundred volunteers, vs. the regular 1,000 volunteers, came together at six sites throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties to cook, package and […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Service Day Celebrations

Branches is proud to have celebrated MLK Day in 2021 through another Day of Service. A huge thank you to Molina Healthcare for sponsoring this special day. Branches once again honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 18th, 2021 through a day of community service at Branches Florida City and Branches Lakeview in […]

Branches’ Back to School Bash

Branches is excited to bring back its Annual Back to School Bash event in-person on Aug. 5th, 2021. RSVP Here! Space is limited. 2021 Sponsorship Opportunities: Click here for more details. It may be summer break, but Branches students already need help preparing for the new school year. And we need YOU to support our […]

Aramark’s Annual ABC Volunteer Day – Building Community

On September 20, 2016, employees from all over South Florida came together to celebrate their annual Aramark Building Community Day (ABC Day) and gathered together in South Dade to beautify the Trish and Dan Bell Family Branches Center – Florida City Campus. ABC Day is Aramark’s global day of service. In communities around the world, thousands […]

KaBOOM Playground Build Day

Thank you to the 150+ volunteers who helped to build a brand-new KaBOOM Playground on Friday, September 19th, 2014! Thanks to the generous sponsor, The Walt Disney Company/ESPN, the children and youth at the Trish and Dan Bell Family Branches Center – Lakeview Campus can now enjoy a safe, fun and unique play space for many years to come. A […]

Branches Selected as Miami HEAT Learn & Play Center

On March 11, 2014, the Miami HEAT unveiled its 13th Miami HEAT Learn & Play Center at Branches Lakeview. HEAT players Michael Beasley and Greg Oden led a host of dignitaries alongside presenting sponsor and longtime HEAT community partner Florida Blue to unveil the newly renovated reading room and computer lab. The space was transformed and […]